'In Time' is a mid-concept Sci-Fi thriller set in a future where time is our currency. A world where we are genetically designed to die at 25 and must work to survive.
Dubbed the "Timberland's Matrix" I can safely say it's nothing of the sort, it's thought through yet leaves many a loop hole and doesn't quite get us thinking about our existence in the same way. What it does do though is ring true to the way we live as a society and the classes within it. How the poor become poorer while the rich become richer, how many must be poor for the few to be rich. It has a good theme underlining a Sci-Fi action film.
In a nutshell this is Robin Hood meets Bonnie and Clyde kind of story, but done extremely well. Justin Timberlake brings in a surprisingly great performance along side Cillian Murphy and Amanda Seyfried and the direction is very well executed but not the greatest we've seen this year.
It's a great film which will get you thinking about how we live as a society but probably forget all about it as you walk passed the 'coming soon' posters on your way out of the cinema.
There are a few things that scream out 'Hollywood!' like why everyone is so damn sexy, Olivia Wilde being queen milf but they're not major peeves. The cars are awesome, the terms for the police and loan sharks are awesome and even though it's as if someone heard the phrase "time is money" an literally took it to heart this is a really good concept for a film.
I give this 4/5 stars and recommend you give it a watch....if you have the TIME...sorry, had to do it.
By George Kleanthous @GeorgeK1988